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Volvik USA, Inc., names new president

ORLANDO, Florida (March 22, 2022) – Volvik USA, Inc. ( has named Young S. Shin president, as of March 3, 2022, following the death of his son, Don Shin, who had served as president and CEO since the company’s inception, in 2012. 

Volvik USA, a rapidly-growing, premium high-performance golf ball company, welcomes Young S. Shin. He is committed to continuing his son’s vision of bringing high-performance Volvik products to the marketplace.

Don Shin began his journey with Volvik USA as the North American distributor, basing operations in Orlando, Fla. He was dedicated to introducing color and fun into the golf ball category. Little did he know that a few years later, he would be involved in one of the most consequential product introductions in the golf ball category in recent memory, with the launch of the Volvik VIVID, the first-ever matte finish golf ball.

Over the intervening years, Don Shin, along with a group of hardworking, enthusiastic industry veterans including Jon Claffey, Jack Dillon, Rino Kim and many more, went on a ride of enviable success that witnessed every major ball brand adding a matte finish product to its product line assortment. Don Shin’s dreams for Volvik USA became a reality.

Young S. Shin looks forward to carrying on his son’s legacy and vision as Volvik USA continues to build for the future.

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With over 40 years of golf ball production, Volvik has led the way with unparalleled innovation. Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer high performance golf balls for players of every skill set, featuring 58 worldwide patents. Volvik’s patented SF matte coating has led to the development of Vivid, the world’s first matte finish golf ball. Volvik continues to expand its product line with the 2020 introductions of Golf Digest Gold Hot List Winner Vivid XT Soft, SOLICE and the next generation of Vivid. Volvik’s product line portfolio includes multi-layer urethane and ionomer cover products in glossy and matte finishes. In addition, the Tour S3 and S4 urethane products have been in use on the world’s professional tours since 2012. Players using Volvik golf balls have earned millions of dollars in prize money with multiple victories. And, as part of its partnership with Marvel Worldwide, Volvik continues to offer its wide array of highly-popular Marvel character balls and accessories, delighting golfers of all ages and proficiency levels. 

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